It’s been a busy week in Alexandria.
City Council unanimously approved City Manager Jim Parajon’s $884.3 million fiscal year 2024 budget, funding citywide pay increases, a fully funded school system and collective bargaining agreements with the police and fire departments.
On Thursday night, the School Board announced that Interim Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt has been promoted to superintendent. Kay-Wyatt has led Alexandria’s 16,000 student-strong school system since the beginning of this school year after the resignation of Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. So far, she’s managed ACPS through post-pandemic educational issues, an increase in juvenile crime and the ACPS budget process. Her four-year contract ends on June 30, 2027, and her annual salary is $265,000.
Much of the week was punctuated by crime incidents, including a gunfire incidents in Landmark, an attempted carjacking on Duke Street and another shots fired incident near the Braddock Road Metro station.
- New tool maps out income and racial inequality across Alexandria
- Fairfax County man sentenced 10 years for 110-mph Duke Street crash that killed man
- Teen arrested for attempted carjacking on Duke Street
- Carjacking suspect arrested after midnight pursuit on King Street
- JUST IN: Police investigating shots fired incident near Braddock Road Metro station
- JUST IN: ACPS to announce new superintendent on Thursday
- Fundraiser established for family of the ACHS student who died this week
- Brothers want Tex-Mex restaurant ‘Dos Hermanos’ to open in Del Ray in June
- Mount Vernon Avenue closed near George Washington Middle School due to gas leak
- No arrest after shots fired in Landmark area Sunday morning
- Upcoming free tour explores the hidden history of Alexandria’s Parker-Gray neighborhood
Have a safe weekend!
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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on